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Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Official journal of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)

Editors-in-Chief: S. Recous; J. Le Bot; J.-M. Meynard

ISSN: 1774-0746 (print version)
ISSN: 1773-0155 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13593

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    Aims and Scope


    Aims and Scope

    Agronomy for Sustainable Development (ASD) is a journal of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA). It welcomes multidisciplinary articles that bridge agronomy, cropping and farming system research with ecological, genetic, environmental, economical and social sciences. Systemic approaches at the livestock, field, farm, landscape, food systems and global scales, and participatory research are encouraged.

    ASD does not publish:

    ·         monodisciplinary articles in ecology, plant physiology, soil and environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology and entomology that do not explicitly consider crop production.

    ·         monodisciplinary articles in economics and social sciences.

    ·         studies that involve experiments mainly conducted in pots or disconnected from production conditions.

    ASD publishes original articles, meta-analyses and review articles. Original articles should demonstrate a clear scientific breakthrough versus current knowledge. Contributions may be on either methodological approaches or approaches addressing major issues in the scope of the journal. Review articles report a critical evaluation of emerging topics. It covers the following topics:

    1. Agriculture and climate change
    1.1. Agroclimatology
    1.2. Adaptation to climate change
    1.3. Mitigation of greenhouse gases
    1.4. Renewable energies and bioproducts
    1.5. Carbon sequestration

    2. Agroecology for ecological intensification and ecosystem services
    2.1. Pest control and biopesticides, integrated pest management
    2.2. Sustainable fertilization
    2.3. Biodiversity management
    2.4. Landscape management
    2.5. Grassland and rangeland
    2.6. Management of positive biological interactions
    2.7. Trade-off between ecosystem services

    3. Preservation of natural resources
    3.1. Environmental impacts on soil, water, air and biodiversity
    3.2. Pollutants in agrosystems, remediation
    3.3. Water management
    3.4. Soil management and land use
    3.5. Waste use in agriculture
    3.6. C, N, P recycling

    4. Sustainable food systems
    4.1. Cropping system
    4.2. Livestock and crop - livestock systems
    4.3. Value chain management
    4.4. Geographical indications
    4.5. Local food systems
    4.6. Farming networks
    4.7. Agroecological transition, lock-in effects
    4.8. Food security

    5. Innovative farming systems and techniques
    5.1. Organic farming
    5.2. Urban agriculture
    5.3. Agroforestry
    5.4. Conservation agriculture
    5.5. Precision agriculture
    5.6. New crops and cultivars
    5.7. Decision support systems
    5.8. Epidemiology and disease warning
    5.9. Other innovative techniques

    6. Sustainability assessment and design
    6.1. Indicators, life cycle assessment
    6.2. Integrated assessment
    6.3. Policy analysis
    6.4. Modelling of farming systems and agricultural landscape
    6.5. Yield gap analysis, agronomic diagnosis
    6.6. Design and co-design methods
    6.7. Companion modelling for agriculture and natural resources management

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